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The NZ brain behind big breakthrough
The NZ brain behind big breakthrough

As news of the biggest scientific breakthrough in recent times broke today, a retired Bay of Plenty resident sat down and…

Einstein was right! Here's the proof

After decades of effort scientists have succeeded in detecting gravitational waves from the violent merging of two black…

video Watch: Gravitational waves explained

Scientists announced Thursday that, after decades of effort, they have succeeded in detecting gravitational waves from the…

Kevin Schawinski: Living in a zombie galaxy

Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps going.

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Cricket Highlights: New Zealand v Australia 1st Test Day 2 video Cricket Highlights: New Zealand v Australia 1st Test Day 2

Australia's batting, led by century-makers Adam Voges…

Cricket Highlights: Trent Boult Catch video Cricket Highlights: Trent Boult Catch

Trent Boult took an incredible catch off his own bowling…

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Extraordinary image of New Zealand from space
Extraordinary image of New Zealand from space

British astronaut Tim Peake has shared aerial images of New Zealand from space on Twitter this morning.

Images of New Zealand taken from space
photos Images of New Zealand taken from space

Images of New Zealand taken from space and the international space station.

Stunning shots of NZ from space
Stunning shots of NZ from space

A British astronaut has tweeted epic photos of New Zealand from space on his Twitter account.

The planets are aligned
The planets are aligned

For the first time in more than 10 years it is possible to see all five "bright" planets together in the sky.

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Out of this universe
Out of this universe

There can't be too many places on this planet -- in fact, in this universe -- where you can be catapulted…

Watch: SpaceX's 'hard landing' explosion

Falcon 9 rocket come close - but not close enough - to making the first sea landing of a booster rocket.

SpaceX's rocket lands on barge

Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 booster had a "hard landing" and broke a landing leg on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.

Mini-shuttle joins latest space race

Within a few short years, the world will once again see a United States winged vehicle launch and return from space to a…

Space travel: Houston's great problem
Space travel: Houston's great problem

At the Johnson Space Center, Winston Aldworth meets men from the brave past and bold future of space…

Last chance for space probe Philae

Scientists have begun work on a last-chance manoeuvre to contact the long-silent Philae probe, dropped last year to the…

Star gorge burps from black hole

"For an analogy, astronomers often refer to black holes as 'eating' stars and gas. Apparently, black holes can also burp…

SpaceX sticks landing, next stop Mars

The day after SpaceX successfully landed, Elon Musk is talking about the future of building a city on Mars.

Astronaut calls from space, gets voicemail

A British astronaut was forced to leave an answer phone message for his parents after calling them from the International…

SpaceX returns to space - with dramatic landing planned
SpaceX returns to space - with dramatic landing planned

SpaceX is heading back into orbit today - with an ambitious attempt to land its reusable rocket on land…

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